Mr. Rick Tempchin formed a transportation and energy efficiency consulting practice in 2020 and is Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Alliance to Save Energy after a 31-year career at the Edison Electric Institute. Rick joined EEI in 1987 and rose to lead the Customer Solutions Division as Executive Director, where he worked in nearly every sector of the industry, including microgrids, grid modernization, state regulatory policy, rate design, electric transportation, demand-side management, building codes, appliance standards, sustainable technology commercialization, national key accounts, and consumer affairs.
He founded EEI’s Electric Transportation Department and the CEO Steering Committee on Electric Transportation in 1995. At the Alliance to Save Energy, Rick’s work portfolio includes exploring strategic opportunities for smart communities, energy efficiency policy and programs, transportation sector efficiency, and improving access for disadvantaged customers.
During his tenure at Edison Electric Institute, Rick conceptualized and managed grid modernization initiatives, including regulatory policies, state outreach, and implementation. Prior to joining EEI, Rick was a senior utility analyst for Navigant Consulting and a research analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Rick is a founding board member of The Association of Energy Services Professionals and a member of the Executive Committee of the US Department of Energy’s State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network. He has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Energy Management and Resource Economics from the University of Denver.